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Board of Directors

Anne Stausboll, Chair

Anne Stausboll, Chair

CEO, CalPERS

Anne Stausboll has been CEO of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System since January 2009. She is the eighth CEO and first woman to head the Pension Fund. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, CalPERS administers a defined benefit retirement system and purchases health care for over 1.5 million California public sector workers and their families. CalPERS oversees a global investment portfolio of over $300 billion, has approximately 2700 employees, and an annual budget of $1.8 billion.

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Barney Schauble, Vice Chair

Barney Schauble, Vice Chair

Managing Partner, Nephila Advisors

Mr. Schauble joined Nephila in 2004 as a Managing Principal and moved to San Francisco in 2010 to set up Nephila Advisors, LLC. Mr. Schauble is also a Director of Nephila Capital Ltd. and Nephila Holdings Ltd. Mr. Schauble’s primary responsibilities include investor relations, strategic and business development projects and oversight of Nephila’s weather fund.

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Douglas Husid, Secretary

Douglas Husid, Secretary

Director, Goulston & Storrs

Mr. Husid has practiced law in both the public and private sectors, and has far-ranging expertise in real estate development, large project permitting, statutory, regulatory and financing issues in the transportation field, and legislation. He has been named one of the “Best Lawyers in America" by the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession for three years in a row and Chambers USA named Husid one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers.”

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Alisa Gravitz, Treasurer

Alisa Gravitz, Treasurer

President & CEO, Green America

For over 30 years, Alisa Gravitz has led Green America, the national green economy organization, as its President and CEO. Green America (formerly Co-op America) develops marketplace solutions to social and environmental problems with a key focus on tackling climate change, building fair trading systems, stopping corporate abuse and growing the green economy. Green America’s major publications include National Green Pages and Green American. Green America operates the nation’s largest green business and green consumer networks. Green America is 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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Marcia Bateson, Chair of President's Council

Marcia Bateson, Chair of President's Council

Investor, Co-Chair of Ruby's Naturals, Inc.

Marcia Bateson, Investor and Co-Board Chair of Ruby’s Naturals close to three decades of experience in strategic, managerial, and leadership roles for corporations, large and small, and for not-for profit organizations. A hands-on builder, she demonstrates an ability to align and integrate disparate groups toward realizing common goals, reconciling, for example, the differences between conventional snack foods with delicious innovation to create truly good-for-you products. Marcia grows businesses whose practices express her belief that the right “1+1” does, indeed, equal 3 or 4. She leads her companies to serve not only her shareholders but also to enrich the citizens of our nation, to sustain the global economy and the planet, and to demonstrate transparency and accountability in corporate governance. She is dedicated to cultivating strong, strong-minded, resourceful citizens and consumers. Knowing that there can be no healthy people without a healthy planet, she recognizes the environmental impact of our food sources; and started and ran an organic vegetable farm to advance responsible stewardship of her family’s produce.

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Norman L. Dean

Norman L. Dean

Tacoma Environmental Consulting

Norman L. Dean runs a small environmental consulting firm and is a professional photographer. He is the former Executive Director and President of TopTen USA, a nonprofit organization that was dedicated to dramatically increasing the energy efficiency of a broad range of consumer products. Prior to joining TopTen USA, Mr. Dean held numerous leadership positions and has expertise in energy and energy efficiency. In addition to serving as Executive Director of Friends of the Earth and CEO of Green Seal, the nation’s first environmental labeling program, Dean was on the senior management team of the global warming software company Cooler, headed the conservation and education programs of the National Wildlife Federation, and co-founded the Center for Y2K and Society.

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Thomas P. DiNapoli

Thomas P. DiNapoli

Comptroller, New York State

Thomas P. DiNapoli is the 54th Comptroller of the State of New York. Appointed to the post in 2007 and re-elected to full four-year terms in 2010 and 2014, DiNapoli is known for his integrity, independence and steadfast leadership. Since taking office, DiNapoli has aggressively fought the misuse of public resources, strengthened one of our nation’s top public pension funds, and consistently spoken out against fiscal gimmicks, imprudent actions and government inefficiency.

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Jack Ehnes

Jack Ehnes

CEO, CalSTRS

Mr. Ehnes provides leadership for the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), the second largest public pension fund in the nation, which serves more than 850,000 members and benefit recipients with an operating budget of approximately $163 million and 900 employees. CalSTRS administers retirement, disability and survivor benefits for California's public school educators in grades kindergarten through community college.

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Michel Gelobter

Michel Gelobter

Founder and Chairman, Cooler, Inc.

Michel Gelobter is one of the country’s leading sustainability and climate strategists, having worked for more than 25 years in business, policy, research, and advocacy on energy, environmental, and social policy. He is Founder and Chairman of the Board of Cooler, a for-profit social venture whose mission is to connect every consumer purchase to a solution for global warming, and Chief Green Officer at Hara, the fastest growing provider of environmental and energy management solutions.

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Dr. Julie Gorte

Dr. Julie Gorte

Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, PaxWorld Management Corp.

Julie Fox Gorte, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing at Pax World Management LLC. She oversees environmental, social, and governance-related research on prospective and current investments as well as Pax’s shareholder advocacy and work on public policy advocacy.

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Ashok Gupta

Ashok Gupta

Senior Energy Economist, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Ashok Gupta is Senior Energy Economist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a non-profit organization of scientists, lawyers and environmental specialists dedicated to protecting public health and the environment with 1.2 million members, where he works with his colleagues on global warming policies, electric utility regulation, energy efficiency, renewables, sustainable building design and reducing petroleum dependence. He was previously Director of Programs at NRDC as well as the Director of the Air/Energy Program. He has been with NRDC since 1991.

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Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA

Mindy S. Lubber JD, MBA

President, Ceres & Director, INCR

Mindy S. Lubber is the President and a founding board member of Ceres, a non-profit organization that is mobilizing many of the world’s largest investors and companies to take stronger action on climate change, water scarcity and other global sustainability challenges. She directs Ceres’ Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a group of 120 institutional investors managing about $14 trillion in assets focused on the business risks and opportunities of climate change. Mindy also oversees engagements with 100-plus companies, many of them Fortune 500 firms, committed to sustainable business practices and the urgency for strong climate and clean energy policies.

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Denise L. Nappier

Denise L. Nappier

Treasurer, State of Connecticut

Denise Nappier is the first African-American woman elected to serve as a State Treasurer in the United States and the first African-American woman elected to a statewide office in Connecticut. Elected in 1998 and re-elected in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014, Treasurer Nappier is also the only woman to be elected Treasurer in Connecticut history.

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Carl Pope

Carl Pope

Principal, Inside Straight Strategies

A veteran leader in the environmental movement, Carl Pope is the former executive director and chairman of the Sierra Club. He is now the principal advisor at Inside Straight Strategies, looking for the underlying economics that link sustainability and economic development, and serves as a senior advisor to former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

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Janet Ranganathan

Janet Ranganathan

Vice President for Science and Research, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Janet Ranganathan is the Vice President for Science and Research at the World Resources Institute, an action-oriented global research organization that works in more than 50 countries, with offices in the United States, China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, and Europe. She plays a lead role in ensuring that research is robust and actionable across WRI’s six programs: Food, Forest, Water, Climate, Energy, and Cities. Janet also leads WRI’s Information into Action strategy, which combines open data platforms, information and communication technologies, transparency, and human networks to drive more sustainable management of the planet’s resources. Janet is a co-author of the current World Resources Report, Creating a Sustainable Food Future which defines a menu of scalable solutions for how the world can adequately feed more than 9 billion people by 2050 while advancing economic development and reducing pressure on the environment.

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Peter Rosenblum

Peter Rosenblum

Partner, Foley Hoag LLP

Peter Rosenblum is a partner at Foley Hoag LLP and a member of its Executive Committee. Peter counsels a broad range of clients in diverse industries concerning business and regulatory matters, financing strategies and structuring of corporate transactions. He is actively involved in the Foley Hoag’s corporate and corporate finance practices, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity and other public and private offerings of securities. His clients include investment advisers and managers of private equity, venture capital and other funds, both onshore and offshore. He regularly represents investors in connection with their investments in private equity and diverse other funds and in alternative investments. Peter also provides comprehensive representation to companies in technology, energy, life sciences, investment management, consulting and other industries concerning corporate governance, financings, management compensation and succession and liquidity events.

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Tedd Saunders

Tedd Saunders

President, Eco-Logical Solutions; Chief Sustainability Officer, The Saunders Hotel Group

Tedd R. Saunders is President of EcoLogical Solutions Inc. and Chief Sustainability Officer of The Saunders Hotel Group. Mr. Saunders is often credited with pioneering luxury urban ecotourism worldwide. Since 1989, he’s been recognized for creating some of the most innovative sustainability models in travel and tourism industry.

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Damon A. Silvers

Damon A. Silvers

Director of Policy and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO

Damon A. Silvers is the Director of Policy and Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO. Mr. Silvers also was appointed jointly by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as Deputy Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for TARP, and is a member of the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee. Mr. Silvers is also a member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group and Investor Advisory Group.

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Adele Smith Simmons

Adele Smith Simmons

President of Global Philanthropy Partnership

Adele Simmons is President of the Global Philanthropy Partnership, which focuses on sustainability and philanthropy. She coordinated efforts to develop Midwest strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and was Vice Chair of Metropolis 2020 leading their work on sustainability. She co-chaired the taskforce that developed the 2010 Climate Action Plan for the City of Chicago, and at the request of Mayor Emanuel, organized the task force that prepared and is implementing Sustainable Chicago 2015. She works with the Urban Sustainability Director’s Network which includes sustainability officers from 124 cities in the U.S. and Canada.



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Bill Somplatsky-Jarman

Bill Somplatsky-Jarman

Coordinator of Mission Responsibility Through Investment and Social Witness Ministries Presbyterian Church (USA)

Rev. William Somplatsky-Jarman is the Coordinator for Social Witness Ministries of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and staffs the church’s Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment (MRTI). The MRTI Committee implements the church’s social investment policies for the over $10 billion of assets managed by its Foundation and Board of Pensions. He has coordinated dozens of corporate dialogues, spoken at many shareholder meetings, and authored several articles and study guides on corporate responsibility and environmental issues.

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Scott M. Stringer

Scott M. Stringer

New York City Comptroller

Scott M. Stringer, the New York City Comptroller, serves as the City’s Chief Financial Officer. The Comptroller is responsible for protecting New York’s finances, managing and investing the City’s public pension funds, analyzing the economy, and ensuring the effective performance of City agencies.

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Ion Yadigaroglu

Ion Yadigaroglu

Partner and Managing Principal, Capricorn Investment Group

Dr. Ion Yadigaroglu is Partner and Managing Principal at Capricorn Investment Group. Ion oversees investment activities, with an emphasis on direct investments and proprietary strategies.

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